I completed a BSc in Biochemistry (Pharmacology) 1st class in 2004 and a PhD in Molecular Toxicology with Dr Nick Plant in 2008 both at the University of Surrey. I then undertook post-doctoral research in tumour T cell immunology with Dr Ed James and Professor Tim Elliott at the University of Southampton. In 2011 I worked for a communications agency called Alto Marketing as a science writer, before starting at the University of Westminster as Lecturer in biochemical toxicology.
It was at Westminster that I was given the opportunity to explore my love of teaching. I completed a Pg Cert in higher education in 2013 which introduced a range of teaching and learning styles to try.
In 2015 I started back at the University of Surrey as a teaching fellow, which allows me to focus entirely on interacting with students and helping them to realise their potential.
Molecular BiologyToxicology,Immunotherapy and tumour immunologyNuclear receptor biologyBiological effects of plant derived compoundsLearning and Teaching in Higher Education
I teach in the following topics on a number of modules:
First Year:Chemistry and MathsBiochemistry
Programme Director for the MSc in Applied ToxicologyAdmissions tutor for BSc Biomedical Science